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NOT a region-free DVD player!
on January 10, 2005
Although a good DVD player, it is NOT a region-free (multi-zone) DVD player, despite technical descriptions posted on various seller internet sites (the official JVC website does not provide any useful technical information on which you can rely). I bought this player (XV N310B/312S) but figured out that it plays only DVDs with the following encoding: ALL, 1, 1-2, 1-2-3-4, 1-2-3-4-5-6. It does not play DVDs that do not include code "1". When I asked JVC about the discrepancies between technical information provided by seller websites and the player's real technical configuration, I received the following e-mail reply on January 6, 2005: "The information you have seen on the internet is incorrect. All DVD Players manufactured by JVC-America can only play Region 1 or discs that are Multi-Region discs that include "1"." THE SOLUTION: If you plan to buy a DVD player, first ask the manufacturer directly about technical details (do NOT rely on any other websites).